Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

We shouldn’t be surprised by delays in the aviation sector not decarbonising. Jasper Jolly discusses latest developments in an article on The Guardian website.   Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry The launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a … Continue reading Launch of commercial flights of aircraft designed to reduce aviation’s damaging impact on the climate could be delayed by a shortage of net zero fuels

Too many technical difficulties to overcome to make hydrogen a viable low-carbon heating fuel

Fiona Harvey writes on The Guardian website about a new study that questions the suitability of hydrogen for home heating. What are your views?   Hydrogen is unsuitable for home heating, review concludes Hydrogen is unsuitable for use in home heating, and likely to remain so, despite the hopes of the UK government and plumbing … Continue reading Too many technical difficulties to overcome to make hydrogen a viable low-carbon heating fuel

Project to power 300 Scottish homes with ‘green hydrogen’ hit by delays, leaving some to question whether it is still worthwhile

Alex Lawson writes on The Guardian website about a Scottish project that openly question swhether it is a worthwhile undertaking and whether hydrogen will play a significant part in fuelling the homes of the future. What are your views?   ‘World-first’ hydrogen project raises questions about its role in fuelling future homes On the northern … Continue reading Project to power 300 Scottish homes with ‘green hydrogen’ hit by delays, leaving some to question whether it is still worthwhile

The proponents of unchecked hydrogen use are on the wrong side of the evidence, and history

No colour of H2 makes sense to decarbonise heating, and pretending otherwise risks delaying urgent action to slash emissions, write Richard Lowes and David Cebon in an article on the Recharge website.   'Wrong side of history' | Wake up to the hype around green hydrogen for heating Governments around the world are developing strategies … Continue reading The proponents of unchecked hydrogen use are on the wrong side of the evidence, and history

For Canada to secure its place in the future global hydrogen market, it is maintaining fossil fuels as the centrepiece of its strategy today

Canada’s strategy is to grow a hydrogen industry at home until there is global demand. At that point, it will want to crank up exports. However, there are two massive problems on this front. One is that while using natural gas is currently the cheapest way to produce hydrogen, the International Energy Agency expects the … Continue reading For Canada to secure its place in the future global hydrogen market, it is maintaining fossil fuels as the centrepiece of its strategy today

Possibly the future of green energy: a catamaran that became the first boat in the world to produce hydrogen out at sea using just the power of the wind

A British start-up has designed technology that can generate storable energy on seagoing vessels. Ben Spencer discusses recent developments in an article on The Times website.   Hydrogen ahoy! Water-splitting yacht creates green energy as it sails The catamaran skimming over the waves off the Essex coast looks like something a particularly enthusiastic sailor might … Continue reading Possibly the future of green energy: a catamaran that became the first boat in the world to produce hydrogen out at sea using just the power of the wind

While spending on renewables is going up globally, the increase is due to rising prices rather than investments in new clean energy capacity

The International Energy Agency projects that spending on renewables in 2022 will exceed the record $440 billion invested last year. Despite the accelerated spending on green technologies, the world still is not on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, IEA said. Benjamin Storrow from E&E News discusses latest developments in an article on the … Continue reading While spending on renewables is going up globally, the increase is due to rising prices rather than investments in new clean energy capacity

Swedish auto-manufacturer Volvo Trucks has started testing long-haul trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells that only emit water vapor

The company hopes to start selling them by the end of the decade. The Volvo Trucks press release said that the current limited supply of green hydrogen, as well as hydrogen fuelling infrastructure, remained challenges for the technology. Ethan Freedman discusses latest developments in an article on The Independent website.   Volvo unveils hydrogen-powered trucks … Continue reading Swedish auto-manufacturer Volvo Trucks has started testing long-haul trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells that only emit water vapor

A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

Investigations repeatedly find that H2 will prove to be too expensive and inefficient compared to other clean alternatives such as heat pumps. In an article on the RECHARGE website, Leigh Collins discusses the findings of a total of 18 independent studies.   Revealed | What 18 independent studies all concluded about the use of hydrogen … Continue reading A review of recent studies has ruled out hydrogen playing a major role in the heating of buildings

New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050

Robin Whitlock discusses the new DNV Hydrogen Forecast to 2050  in an article on the Renewable Energy Magazine website, noting that while it has a crucial role to play in global decarbonisation, update will be too slow without urgent, significant, policy interventions. DNV forecasts hydrogen to meet a third of what is required for Paris … Continue reading New DNV report predicts that the amount of hydrogen in the energy mix will be only 0.5 percent in 2030 and 5 percent in 2050